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John S. (jshann) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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Re: Re: Dbl Rainbow vs. Lunar Duo
So the Double Rainbow weighs 37 oz. without stakes and the Lunar Duo weighs 41 oz. with stakes? That's a 4 oz. difference! Love the spin. Henry should respond in fairness to another manufa...

In GEAR » Double Rainbow vs. Lunar Duo
March 29, 11:02am

Re: Montbell Sleeping Bags; seizing question?
I'd like to seize a couple of them myself...kidding. I've heard of 5'11" people doing just fine with a regular sized Montbell bag.

In GEAR » Montbell Sleeping Bags; seizing question?
March 29, 10:48am

Re: Cheap aluminum pots
Walmart has a 1 liter mug (12 cm) with a handle and no lid that weighs 3.5 oz and costs less than $3. http://imusausa.com/catalogo/aluminum_cookware.php

In Gear Deals » Cheap aluminum pots
March 29, 4:31am

Re: Cheap First Pack - Which of these

In GEAR » Cheap First Pack - Which of these
March 28, 5:25pm

Re: Do you pack your “survival essentials” on you rather than in your pack?
I try to keep survival items in my worn clothing. Survival for Kids http://equipped.org/kidsrvl.htm

In GEAR » Do you pack your “survival essentials” on you rather than in your pack?
March 26, 10:40pm

Re: Re: Water purification
Ben, I have two packages of the potable aqua tablets but have not used them yet. The packaging looks the same as the katadyns . I always use my sak scissors to open even the micropur tablets. If th...

In GEAR » Water purification
March 26, 1:29pm

Re: new oware cuben shelter
yipes on the price.

In GEAR » new oware cuben shelter
March 26, 1:16pm

Re: North Rim
The North Rim closes road access to it early. Be sure to find out when.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Recommendations
March 26, 11:18am

Re: Water purification
I use chlorine dioxide tablets, either Katadyn Micropur MP1 or Potable Aqua brand. The potable aqua is slightly cheaper it seems.

In GEAR » Water purification
March 26, 11:17am

Re: Training your ankles
Yes, it is possible. We need a trainer on this board to comment. That balance board that one stands on is probably the thing for you. Side stepping hills is what can make my lower leg a little sore...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training your ankles
March 26, 9:41am

All Reader Reviews by John S.

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm